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Norman Hancocks

October 9, 1930 - March 24, 2014



“Stormin Norman”

October 09, 1930 – March 24, 2014

We are all saddened by the sudden loss of our beloved dad. Dad was predeceased by his wife Florence April 9, 2013, son Kraig October 27, 1996 and Brothers Jim, Cyril, Arthur and Tim sisters Betty and May. Survived by, his Sister Phyllis and many nieces and nephews in England and Canada. Children Rebecca (Ted), Deborah (Dave), Susanne (Ron), Marni (Bill), Kate and daughter in law Susan (Guy), Rick (Sherry and children).

“Grampa Rivers” is also survived by his many grandchildren Kurtis (Rachelle), Jason, Spencer, Aelyssa, Kori (Sonny), Montana (Aaron), Nikki (Matt), Myles (Katie), Katrina (Mitch), Jenny (Clint), Thomas (Erica) and Aaron (Shailey). Great grandchildren, Hudson, Bracken, Karson, Noah and Jack.

Dad loved a good game of crib and a good joke that he was always eager to pass on. He enjoyed watching western movies, the history channel, sports and attending his monthly meetings with the Crofton Pulpmill retirees.

We will miss his story telling, albeit exaggerated, always entertaining. We love and miss you dad.  

A special thank you to the ambulance attendants, the team at the Cowichan District Hospital emergency department and especially the attending doctor Melanie Belisle for their tireless efforts and sincerity.

Please join us for Dad’s last farewell to be held at the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds Mellor Hall April 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm to be followed by Grampa’s last “Barn Dance”. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. 


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Janice Gowanlock
Relation: Friend

My deepest condolences to all of Norms family and friends. I will truly miss his frequent visits. He always had a treat in hand to share with me along with his funny stories, memories of his wonderful wife Flo and shared his love for everyone in his family whom he never said a bad word about and was very proud of! There was never a visit without his belly laugh and smile. Miss ya buddy. XO

From: Winnifred Darwin
Relation: Aunt to Ron and Susanne Vaux.

Thoughts and prayers are with you Ron & Susanne at this time. He is now at peace. Love.

From: Rick Faulkner
Relation: Worked with Norm at the Crofton Mill.

Having worked with Norm at the Mill, I remember how Norm liked to tell jokes and was always willing to give a hand to help a fellow worker. Please accept our condolences.
Rick and Annette Faulkner

From: Shelley Francis-Bawden
Relation: Sister and sister in law to Ron and Sue Vaux

My thoughts and condolences to the Hancock family. Norm Grampa Rivers ) was a wonderful man and will never be forgotten.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 11, 2014
Beginning at 4:30pm

Mellor Hall - Cowichan Exhibition Grounds
7380 Canada Highway
Duncan, BC Canada

7380 Canada Highway
Duncan, BC Canada

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